There are no easy roads when it comes to pregnancy and the labor required to bring a child into this world. If you’re pregnant, we want to help you breathe a little easier.
Dr. Natalie Mahaffy is fully certified in the Webster Technique that is a specialized form of chiropractic adjustment for women to help minimize pain, not only during pregnancy, but through childbirth and beyond. In fact, more and more women and birth providers are recognizing the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy.
What exactly does the Webster Technique do?
The goal of these adjustments is to reduce the effects of sacral misalignments or S1 joint dysfunction, while also balancing pelvic muscles and ligaments.
How does it work?
The mother is adjusted in a specific manner while also receiving a massage around the targeted ligaments to relieve muscle tension and any misalignments in the pelvis. These adjustments help the mother to also breathe better due to a pressure relief.
Why would a pregnant mom choose the Webster Technique?
Because it’s an all-natural, safe technique that helps relieve all joint pain related to pregnancy including pain in the lower back, buttocks and legs. It works to reduce time for labor and delivery as well as C-sections while minimizing pain during labor and delivery, making it easier for the mother during the birthing process. Also, it promotes the likelihood of a full-term pregnancy.
Can the Webster Technique work to turn a breech baby?
This technique helps to create space around the uterus giving the baby ample room to turn and optimizes the opportunity to get in the proper position for birth. This technique has proven it facilitates the correct environment to allow the birthing process to proceed as it naturally was created to.
Where are the S1 joints located?
The S1 joints make up the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of the spine, known as the sacrum. These joints connect the spine to the pelvis.
How well does it work?
According to research, the Webster Technique has a success rate of 85% when turning a breech baby, compared to an external cephalic version (ECV) that experiences only a 35% success rate.